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Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazinesArticle

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2020

Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapersArticle

The decline in newspaper circulation continued in the last quarter of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa's results for 2019, with Q4 showing a decline of 4.7% on the previous quarter and 9.1% on the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2020

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sectorArticle

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue
Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continueArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) Quarter 3 results for total newspapers is on-trend, with this quarter showing a decline of 1.9% on the previous quarter. This keeps the declines for all quarters this year under the 2% mark...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

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Futureproofing SA's magazine industryArticle

In 2018 several popular printed magazine titles closed their doors, with others adjusting their frequencies...

Peter Metcalfe 21 Aug 2019

Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continues
Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continuesArticle

Following the trend set in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) Q1 2019 total newspaper circulation in Q2 2019 declined by 1.4% on the previous quarter and by 6.9% on the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 8 Aug 2019

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adaptingArticle

Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

Rachel Briant 11 Jul 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continuesArticle

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2019

Newspapers ABC Q1 2019: Marginal declines
Newspapers ABC Q1 2019: Marginal declinesArticle

In the first quarter of 2019, the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa shows a decline for all categories of newspapers on the prior year and the previous quarter, except for the local newspapers category...

Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2019

Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues
Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continuesArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation was disappointing for both the quarter and year as percentage decline for both are higher than the other quarters in 2018...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 2019

Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry
Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industryArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) last quarter (quarter 4) for 2018 ended on a disappointing note for the newspaper industry, with total newspaper circulation declining 1.6% on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 2019

Newspapers ABC Q3 2018: First decline for total newspaper category
Newspapers ABC Q3 2018: First decline for total newspaper categoryArticle

The newspaper category suffered its first decline for 2018 in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) Quarter 3 2018 newspaper circulation, with a decline in the previous quarter of almost 3%...

Danette Breitenbach 2 Nov 2018

Magazines ABC Q3 2018: Magazine decline slower for Q3
Magazines ABC Q3 2018: Magazine decline slower for Q3Article

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation decline continued in Quarter 4 by 1% on the previous quarter, and by 13.7% on the prior year. However, this decline is less than Q2's decline of 3.9% on the previous quarter, and by 15.1% on the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 2 Nov 2018

Memoirs of a media veteran
Memoirs of a media veteranArticle

My PR journey began bang-on 20-years ago, I'm unsure if the scales tip at 'experienced' or 'plain old'...

Sam Swaine 24 Aug 2018

Newspapers ABC Q2 2018: Static, with some highlights
Newspapers ABC Q2 2018: Static, with some highlightsArticle

The second quarter of the 2018 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) shows a static Total Newspaper circulation compared to the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2018

ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trend
ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trendArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) third quarter results released this morning show the continuation of the declining trend seen in Q1 and Q2 of this year, both in the press and magazine categories...

Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2017

Federico Rostagno © –
ABC Q1 2017: A mixed bagArticle

The first quarter 2017 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's ABC figures released this morning show the trend of the decline in newspaper and magazine sales continues...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2017

Thurgood and Raphaely
#InnovationMonth: "Repetition is a dirty word"Article

Associated Media group CEO Julia Raphaely talks us through the collaborative benefit of shifting from silo structure and instead having creatives work with other creatives, as well as how they continue to innovate and shine despite market conditions on the downturn...

Leigh Andrews 14 Sep 2016

Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa 2015 year-end newsletter
Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa 2015 year-end newsletterArticle

The depressed economy, continued increases in print production costs coupled to an ever more competitive media landscape, all took their toll on publisher profitability. That said, some titles continue to show solid growth...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 14 Jan 2016

ABC press release 14/10/2015
ABC press release 14/10/2015Article

During the performance of a routine check audit on Times Media Group's newspapers, it was established that certain copies of the Sunday Times were incorrectly classified as Business Subscriptions. The ABC determined that these copies qualify as voucher copies and will be re-classified accordingly...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 14 Oct 2015

Jaco Pienaar
[Trends 2015] What to expect from 2015Article

Business has now resumed at its normal frenetic pace and thoughts have turned to how the local media landscape will change in 2015...

Jaco Pienaar 27 Jan 2015

ABCs Q2: Print under pressure
ABCs Q2: Print under pressureArticle

Labour issues and a sluggish growth in the economy continue to put pressure on print publications, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa Q2 2014 report.

18 Aug 2014

Community stations offer sustained growth for advertisers
Community stations offer sustained growth for advertisersArticle

According to the latest Radio Audience Measurement Survey (RAMS), interest in community radio is rising, with a number of local radio stations showing an increase in listeners.

26 Nov 2013

Gill Moodie
Paying more for less: the devastating tale of media inflationArticle

The big story for print media these days is circulation decline but something else piqued my interest in the presentation of the most recent figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) - for the second quarter of this year. It's the devastating tale of "media inflation" or, broadly speaking, the cost of reaching consumers by buying adverts in the media.

Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 13 Sep 2012

Third ABC notice out now
Third ABC notice out nowInBrief

25 May 2011

Competitor advertising removedArticle

The Advertising Association of South Africa (ASA) has ruled in favour of Caxton CTP Publishers and Printers over its complaint lodged last month on a flyer advertisement placed in Blu Sky Media's community newspaper, Zululand Fever.

19 Oct 2010

ABC adopts new rulesArticle

At a Special General Meeting held last week, the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) formally adopted new Rules for the organization which will see publishers reporting their ABCs quarterly. This process was initiated over a year ago by the ABC Board following extensive consultation with all stakeholders.

20 Nov 2005

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